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Time to shift farm safety into high gear, Suicide Prevention in Agriculture

Time to shift farm safety into high gear, Suicide Prevention in Agriculture

Now if we could only get the powers that be in Agriculture to step up and get proactive. Suicide Prevention as an Agriculture Health and Safety Issue.

Its bad, and given that farm income is half what it was in 2013, chances are it’s going to get a lot worse.

Someone needs to Start the Conversation on Suicide…that’s my job.

Nurses at Higher Risk for Suicide Than Other People

My dad died at age 40 in 1964. My mom was left a single parent with two kids to raise all by herself. The good new is, she worked at the NC Board of Nursing, a quasi NC State agency that gave State Boards to nurses. Most of her friends were nurses, and they did for us...

Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

“A shift is occurring right now,” says Sandra Kuhn, principal of total health management at Mercer. “The delivery of behavioral health services is complicated and challenged with many issues, such as cost of care, inconsistent quality and standards, access to care, integration with medical and of course stigma.”

Middle Aged Men, Endangered Species; Suicide Prevention

Men tend not to take care of themselves, physically or mentally. They wait to long to have a colonoscopy, they wait too long to have a prostate exam, they wait too long to have a doctor look at the lump in their testicle, they wait to long to tell someone about their chest pain and shortness of breath, and they often don’t tell anyone that they are depressed and having thoughts of suicide.

Time to shift farm safety into high gear, Suicide Prevention in Agriculture

Time to shift farm safety into high gear, Suicide Prevention in Agriculture

Now if we could only get the powers that be in Agriculture to step up and get proactive. Suicide Prevention as an Agriculture Health and Safety Issue.

Its bad, and given that farm income is half what it was in 2013, chances are it’s going to get a lot worse.

Someone needs to Start the Conversation on Suicide…that’s my job.

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